Jack Wright, tenor, alto, soprano saxes; Barry Glibert, trumpet; Peter Halter, drums. These players were all from Boulder CO in 1990, when this was made, only Barry is still there. At the time there was huge excitement for free improv among Boulder musicians, regular wed. night sessions at Peter's photo lab, big space in the rear. I organized some all-are-welcome gatherings of musicians, dancers, visual artists, actors, at a warehouse space, Boulder Art Gallery. Barry was (as I remember) uncertain of his ability on the trumpet, but so much more full of stimulating musical ideas to make up for it. I'm here on track 3 with some typical overplaying on my WWI version Buescher curved soprano, which I bought for $50 because the pawnbroker (from whom I bought all my horns) thought it was a toy. Peter, now living in NM, was the most appropriate drummer, also non-pro and just loving music. (Later I played with Gordon Kennedy--I'll be releasing some of our trio with Terry Sines later--and the late Bob Mulligan). At the time this was just called free improv, today it would be sorted as free jazz, which in my opinion rarely reaches these heights of imaginative freedom and spontaneous connectedness. Track Four--Different session-- lots of stuff thrown in here, me playing again like an excited soloist on speed (not true) but a e-bass and guitar were there to make that a bit less obvious, maybe Joe Pezillo?. From an almost-tight freejazz trio in track one to this, yet there's real communication going on. Lots of funny melodic bits thrown in; we're obviously having a good time. This is what those stuffy folks at Naropa thought was definitely NOT SPIRITUAL
This comment from Barry after hearing this the first time in fifteen years: "When I listen to these recordings, I remember the ridiculous confluence of deep listening and a sense of searching. I would try to pretend I'm someone else, maybe the psychotic entity lodged in my ankles and toes. It felt so freakin dangerous. I think it really scared me.".